Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar' / Shalimar Deodar cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar' is a vigorous, exceptionally hardy, tree form of Himalayan cedar with long, arched primary branching, pendulous secondary branching; and soft, blue-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and 5 feet (1.6 m) wide, an annual growth rate of around 12 inches (30 cm).

[ Talon Buchholz, Buchholz Nursery ] Blue-green needles and overall form create marvelous opportunities for framing any large structure.

This cultivar originated as a seedling sourced from mountain seed at high elevations. The Arnold Arboretum, Boston Massachusetts introduced it to the nursery trade in the early 1980s.

Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar', accessioned in 2002 at the New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx, New York. Photo from 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss
Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar' — Green Industry Images; copyrighted photo; donated by Ernie Wiegand.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar' — a closeup of foliage detail. Green Industry Images; copyrighted photo; donated by Ernie Wiegand.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar' — a closeup of seed cone detail.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss

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